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57 Years of Marriage Later – Pat’s Wedding Gown Story

Posted by on Apr 24, 2017 in Heirloom Garment Restoration, Heirloom Garments, Wedding Gown Preservation, Wedding Gown Restoration, Wedding Gown Stories | 0 comments

57 Years of Marriage Later – Pat’s Wedding Gown Story

“I received my gown and it is beautiful!! Looks like new! Thank you so much for your expertise! Thank you again!” – Pat Parmer by Pat Parmer On April 7, 1957, at First Baptist Church in Pinckneyville, Illinois, I married my high school sweetheart Robert Parmer. He was between Great Lakes Boot Camp and his first duty station in Norman, Oklahoma. Perfect timing for a wedding! My mom and I sewed furiously on my gown. We bought the material in St. Louis for about $40. She was an excellent seamstress and would cut the skirt...

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$20 Off Wedding Dress Preservation Coupon Code

Posted by on Apr 1, 2017 in General, HGP Promotions | 0 comments

$20 Off Wedding Dress Preservation Coupon Code

Like Our Facebook Page For $20 Discount Coupon So simple!  Throughout the month of April, just Like our Facebook page and you will receive a $20 coupon for your wedding gown cleaning and preservation.  You will love our top notch wedding gown cleaning, restoration and preservation services including… Hand cleaned or dry-cleaned in virgin solvent Unsealed preservation – admire anytime! Two museum quality (acid-free, lignin free) preservation options Free shipping Excellent customer service Be sure to get your instant, online...

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Vera Wang Transformation: Before and After

Posted by on Mar 14, 2017 in Before and After, Garment Rescue, Wedding Gown Care, Wedding Gown Cleaning, Wedding Gown Restoration | 0 comments

Vera Wang Transformation: Before and After

  This beautiful silk and lace Vera Wang Luxe is the perfect wedding dress for the beautiful and dainty bride. Unfortunately, after a long wedding day and a dry cleaning attempt gone wrong (oh no!!), this beautiful dress was looking a little worse for wear.  The delicate gown suffered from makeup stains, sweat stains, and a severely dirty hemline (with who knows what on it!) when it arrived at Heritage Garment Preservation. But it was no match for our hand-cleaning treatment! BEFORE AFTER The delicate fabrics that made up the...

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Got Silk? Save $25 on Non-Silk Fabrics

Posted by on Mar 1, 2017 in General, HGP Promotions, Wedding Gown Care | 0 comments

Got Silk? Save $25 on Non-Silk Fabrics

This month Save $25 if your gown is synthetic (not silk!). Our discount is good for both Heritage Select™ and Heritage Couture™ wedding gown care. Just use coupon code: NotSilk for $25 off! What fabric is your wedding dress made of?  If you answer satin, you are actually identifying the fabric weave and finish of your dress fabric but not the fabric fiber itself. It’s a common mistake that we see all the time.  Actually there are polyester satins, acetate satins, and of course, silk satins.  If you aren’t sure, check...

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4 Wedding Registry Alternatives

Posted by on Feb 28, 2017 in Do It Yourself, Newlywed Tips, Wedding Planning | 0 comments

4 Wedding Registry Alternatives

Setting up a wedding registry is a fairly universal aspect of wedding planning. Wedding registries can be set up in almost any store for any number of items. Usually wedding registries allow couples to get whatever it is they need for their future home and life together. Traditional Wedding Registries The couples’ perspectives of setting up a registry usually range between two opinions: “Yay! Other people can pay for the boring stuff and we can get exactly what we want!” and “I wish we could just ask for...

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Brooke’s Wedding Dress Story

Posted by on Feb 15, 2017 in Wedding Gown Stories | 0 comments

Brooke’s Wedding Dress Story

by Brooke I bought my dress unexpectedly at David’s Bridal. It was my first time dress shopping and I had scheduled an appointment to try on dresses there just to get an idea of the styles I liked. I thought I was safe from falling in love with a dress that day because I never imagined myself in a David’s Bridal dress… Boy was I wrong. I tired on a dress and loved the elegant simplicity. It was classic. After initially leaving the store without the dress, I ended up returning that night to purchase it. This dress has...

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Strapless Wedding Gowns Save $30

Posted by on Feb 1, 2017 in General, HGP Promotions | 0 comments

Strapless Wedding Gowns Save $30

Is your wedding gown strapless or have thin spaghetti straps? If so, you’re in luck– during the month of February you can enjoy $30 off your wedding gown cleaning and/or preservation with coupon code “Strapless30off” on a strapless (or almost strapless) dress! You can choose wedding gown cleaning, cleaning and preservation, or restoration of an aged, vintage wedding gown. Choose any of our services and save $30 on your cute strapless gown! How to Order and Use Wedding Gown Preservation Discount Get your quote for your...

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How To Wear Vintage Without Looking Out-of-Style

Posted by on Jan 21, 2017 in Heirloom Garments, Vintage Weddings | 0 comments

How To Wear Vintage Without Looking Out-of-Style

If you take the time to dig around in your local thrift store or your grandmother’s closet you’ll inevitably find some great vintage pieces. And while clothing goes in and out of style all the time, vintage is always in style. Dressing “vintage” is a catch-all way to say you didn’t just hit up the mall yesterday for today’s outfit — you’re brave enough to experiment with old clothing styles to create one of your own. While some people pull off the vintage look seamlessly, it can be intimidating...

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107-Year-Old Dress Comes Back to Life!

Posted by on Jan 19, 2017 in Before and After, Heirloom Garment Restoration, Heirloom Garments, Vintage Weddings, Wedding Gown Preservation, Wedding Gown Restoration, Wedding Gown Stories | 0 comments

107-Year-Old Dress Comes Back to Life!

We loved learning about the unique history of Cathy L.’s dress as we restored it for her. We hope bringing the dress itself back to life brings its history back with it. Thanks, Cathy! Viola May Howard wore this dress on her wedding day to Joseph Des Lauriers in the year 1910. Viola’s dress during restoration Viola’s daughter Rosa wore the same dress on her wedding day to Thomas Logan in June 1944. The dress was restored to the same condition it was in the first time it was worn — in 1910! Viola’s...

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Best of Wedding and Couples Choice Awards for 2017

Posted by on Jan 11, 2017 in General | 0 comments

Best of Wedding and Couples Choice Awards for 2017

We are thrilled to announce two great awards for Heritage Garment Preservation wedding dress preservation services for 2017. It is an honor to receive both of these awards and we are so grateful to our fabulous customers who made the awards possible. Our customer reviews allowed us to be considered for the awards. Best of Weddings 2017 is awarded from TheKnot.com. This is the second year we were awarded the Best of Weddings from theknot.com. We also received the award in 2016. The Couples Choice Award is from Weddingwire.com This is the third...

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